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Suffolk Coastal

2010 Results:
Conservative: 25475 (46.41%)
Labour: 8812 (16.05%)
Liberal Democrat: 16347 (29.78%)
UKIP: 3156 (5.75%)
Green: 1103 (2.01%)
Majority: 9128 (16.63%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 23391 (44.6%)
Labour: 13716 (26.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 11619 (22.1%)
Other: 3769 (7.2%)
Majority: 9675 (18.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 23415 (44.6%)
Labour: 13730 (26.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 11637 (22.1%)
Green: 1755 (3.3%)
UKIP: 2020 (3.8%)
Majority: 9685 (18.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 21847 (43.3%)
Labour: 17521 (34.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 9192 (18.2%)
UKIP: 1847 (3.7%)
Majority: 4326 (8.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 21696 (38.6%)
Labour: 18442 (32.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 12036 (21.4%)
Referendum: 3416 (6.1%)
Other: 666 (1.2%)
Majority: 3254 (5.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Therese Coffey (Conservative) Born Wigan. Educated at Oxford University. Former finance director. Contested Wrexham 2005. Contested South East region 2009 European elections.

2010 election candidates:
portraitTherese Coffey (Conservative) Born Wigan. Educated at Oxford University. Former finance director. Contested Wrexham 2005. Contested South East region 2009 European elections.
portraitAdam Leeder (Labour) Parliamentary researcher.
portraitDaisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat) Born Suffolk. Educated at Nottingham University. Senior strategic planner.
portraitRachel Fulcher (Green)
portraitStephen Bush (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 95769
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18: 21.1%
Over 60: 28.3%
Born outside UK: 4.7%
White: 98.4%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 75.4%
Full time students: 1.8%
Graduates 16-74: 18.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.5%
Owner-Occupied: 72.6%
Social Housing: 13.3% (Council: 2.8%, Housing Ass.: 10.5%)
Privately Rented: 10.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.7%

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